Its a breeze to have a good time with Rajjo - and the film doesnt disappoint. No, the star turn of actor Mahesh Manjrekar, who plays the graceful, pouting eunuch and the key catalyst of the plot, will leave you spellbound. However, the plotline and screenplay, though linear and predictable, are well-pitched. Laced with high spirits, appealing dialogues and fine performances all around, Rajjo is a wholesome affair. It could have done with a few more sprinklings of fun.
That in turn makes it a great first date film, and the only thing you might question is whether a sequel is on the cards. If a sequel is indeed on the cards, it would be interesting to see if the screenplay sheds more light on Rajjo, or decides to explore the mother-daughter relationship in a darker, more entertaining direction.
If not a sequel, the ultimate Rajjo film would be a double-edged sword. It could be an intriguing, thought-provoking watch. Yet it would be a pity if the makers dont watch out for the knock-on effect of starring Mahesh Manjrekar, who incidentally has had a long career of movies with the biggest names like Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty and Anil Kapoor.
The dynamic duo is thrown into the spotlight when Rajjo takes Chandus family along on a whirlwind shopping-spree tour [which at no point in the movie takes place outside India or Mumbai]. By this point, Rajjo has a bad habit of sleeping with all the guys in sight. What follows is a sticky wicket of a love story as the duo sways from one crisis to another.
With a message that would make Mario Lanza proud, RAJJOis a feel-good movie in an era of cynicism. Forget about last year s PROJECTM, if you try and react emotionally as the movie unfolds and watch Rajjo, you will end up in a state of disbelief. This is an extremely irresponsible film. The fact that a film maker has no qualms in making a movie with such message proves that what he is trying to say is not very wholesome. RAJJO is average in terms of technicality, writing, direction and production value.